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    GOD:
        Intelligent Being

        Speaks to mankind as intelligent beings.

        Communicates in words that can be understood.

 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My
 words, has that which judges him--the word that I
 have spoken will judge him in the last day.
 (John 12:48)
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          GOD:

           Spoke to Adam & Eve and they Understood!



But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall
not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
(Gen. 2:17)

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of
the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in
the midst of the garden, God has said, „You shall not eat it,
nor shall you touch it, lest you die.‟” (Gen. 3:2-3)
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         GOD:


  Spoke through OT Prophets Who Could Be Understood.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD,
“Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as
snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as
wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good
of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be
devoured by the sword;” For the mouth of the LORD has
spoken. (Isaiah 1:18-20)
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         GOD:

  Spoke Through the Apostles Who Could Be Understood.

How that by revelation He made known to me the mystery
(as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read,
you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),
which in other ages was not made known to the sons of
men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy
apostles and prophets. (Eph. 3:3-5)
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed,
you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. (Eph. 1:13)
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              Key To Understanding

Willingness To Know In Order To Obey God‟s Will

Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not
Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wants to do
His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine,
whether it is from God or whether I speak on My
own authority.” (John 7:16-17)
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        Message of the Bible
        False Ideas Which Must Be Removed
 A Household Ornament!             A Magical Charm!

 A Panic Button!
               Given Only for Comfort in Time of Death!

 A Political Handbook!         Given to Exalt America!


 The Basis for all the Diverse Creeds of Men!

 Given to a Licensed Clergy!       A Complicated Book!

 Given Primarily to Teach Ten Commandments!
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         Message of the Bible
          Jesus Christ Had To Come To
         Provide Salvation For Our Sins!
The Savior Is Needed
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise,
she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her,
and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they
knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together
and made themselves coverings. And they heard the sound of the
LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam
and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God
among the trees of the garden. (Gen. 3:6-8)
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is
lawlessness. (1 John 3:4)
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         Message of the Bible
          Jesus Christ Had To Come To
         Provide Salvation For Our Sins!
Sin Is Committed, NOT Inherited – Ezekiel 18

   •Righteous man shall live (vs.1-9)
   •Son of righteous man who sins shall die (vs. 10-13)
   •Son of unrighteous who obeys God shall live (vs. 14-17)

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of
the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The
righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. (Ezek. 18:20)
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         Message of the Bible
          Jesus Christ Had To Come To
         Provide Salvation For Our Sins!
Origin of Sin NOT in the Flesh Itself

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for
God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt
anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his
own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it
gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth
death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. (Jas. 1:13-16)
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          Basic Message of Old Testament
                     Savior Is Coming
Summary of Entire Message of Bible – Gen. 12:1-3

Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country,
From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I
will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you
And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will
bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses
you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
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          Basic Message of Old Testament
                 Savior Is Coming
• Family of Abraham multiplied – 2,000,000 (Ex. 12:37-38)
• Land & Nation Promise fulfilled – Josh. 21:43-45

So the LORD gave to Israel all the land of which He had
sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it
and dwelt in it. The LORD gave them rest all around,
according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a
man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD
delivered all their enemies into their hand. Not a word failed
of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house
of Israel. All came to pass.
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        Message of the Bible
         Basic Message of Old Testament
                Savior Is Coming
• OT History: Genesis through Esther
• Books of Wisdom: Job through Son of Solomon
• Prophets: Isaiah through Malachi – condemned sin and
pointed to the Savior

Have in the Old Testament – God keeping His promises to
give the Jews a land and make of them a great nation.


Not done to exalt the Jews or save the Jews above others.
Simply done to bring about the third promise.
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        Message of the Bible
          Basic Message of Old Testament
                 Savior Is Coming
• OT History: Genesis through Esther
• Books of Wisdom: Job through Son of Solomon
• Prophets: Isaiah through Malachi – condemned sin and
pointed to the Savior

   Types & Shadows Revealed in OT to Prepare the Way:

• Animal Sacrifices – pointing to perfect sacrifice of Christ
• Worship in Temple – pointing toward a new spiritual house
• Special Priesthood – pointing to Christians as priests
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        Message of the Bible
           Message of the New Testament
                 Savior Is Here!

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His
disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are
written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
(John 20:30-31)

Jesus died AD 29          New Testament completed AD 100
    • Life of Christ – Matthew through John
    • Church Established, Spread of the Gospel – Acts
    • Christian Living – Romans through Revelation
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           Message of the New Testament
                 Savior Is Here!

CAN I BE SURE?

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count
slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any
should perish but that all should come to repentance.
(2 Pet. 3:9)

Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices
righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. (1 Jn. 3:7)
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                       Savior Is Here!
CAN I BE SURE?
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do
well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day
dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (2 Pet. 1:19)

But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name,
which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in
the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. And if you say in
your heart, “How shall we know the word which the LORD has
not spoken?” - when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD,
if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing
which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it
presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deut. 18:20-22)
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        Message of the Bible
                   The Savior Is Here!


Out of a Prepared People & Nation – A Savior Would Come.
                       Genesis 12:1-3
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the
Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham
beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”
(Gal. 3:8)
Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He
does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And
to your Seed,” who is Christ. (Gal. 3:16)
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                       The Savior Is Here!

  I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their
  brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall
      speak to them all that I command Him. (Deut.18:18)
For Moses truly said to the fathers, “The LORD your God will raise up for
you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things,
whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear
that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.” Yes, and
all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have
spoken, have also foretold these days. You are sons of the prophets, and
of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham,
“And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” To you
first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in
turning away every one of you from your iniquities. (Acts 3:22-26)
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                    The Savior Is Here!

Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion. I will declare
the decree: The LORD has said to Me, “You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.” (Psalms 2:6-7)
“And we declare to you glad tidings--that promise which was
made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children,
in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the
second Psalm: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.”
(Acts 13:32-33)
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                   The Savior Is Here!

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?…Many bulls
have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled
Me…My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue
clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the
wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands took His
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, and My feet;
garments and made four parts, look andsoldierat Me. They also
I can count all My bones. They to each stare a part, and
divide My Now the tunic wasthem, And for My clothing they
the tunic. garments among without seam, woven from the
top lots. piece. They said 15-18)
castin one(Psalms 22:1, 12, therefore among themselves, “Let
us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the
Scripture might be fulfilled which says: “They divided My
garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”
Therefore the soldiers did these things. (John 19:23-24)
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                   The Savior Is Here!

                          Psalm 110
                       Priest and King

For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says
himself: “The LORD said to my Lord, „Sit at My right hand, Till
I make Your enemies Your footstool.‟” Therefore let all the
house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus,
whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:34-36)

As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.” (Heb. 5:6)
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                   The Savior Is Here!

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold,
the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call
His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they
shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with
us. (Matt. 1:23)


                          Isaiah 53
                 Savior: A Suffering Servant
        All Fulfilled in Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John
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             The Savior Is Here!



 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We
 have found Him of whom Moses in the law,
   and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of
  Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (John 1:45)


        WILL YOU RECEIVE HIM?

				
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